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How to NOT go NUTS while in a NUT RUT and CUT off the consequential supply of NUT fat to your BUTT and GUT!!
Nuts are those things which you can just keep eating and eating and eating and eating and eating…and eating…and then you realize - oh that’s NUTS, I just ate WAY too many NUTS! And although we all know that they’re good for us, too much of a good thing ain’t that great. And neither is counting calories - BUT, when you eat more nuts than you intended/needed to, you’ve got a lot of excess calories on your hands, which can make those extra kilos creep up and bite you on your now slightly puffier tooshy…
Don’t get me wrong, nuts are GREAT for weight loss! They can curb hunger, cravings, lift your mood, act as a handy portable snack, substitute nasty fried chips or lollies…but you need to have self control!
How do I do it?
WELL, I just DOUBLE ration my daily nuts! That’s right -
- I get a handful of nuts (a sensible amount for the day) and put it into a little jar which I…
- …ration throughout the day. In this case, I split my daily nuts into 2 servings. There were about 12 almonds, 16 cashews and 12 hazelnuts. I hid the rest of my nuts’ family in the pantry for tomorrow.
Oh, and another tip - try not to ‘mindlessly’ eat your nuts! That is, don’t let your brain be watching TV while your hand is robotically reaching over to grab your nuts (did that sound weird?) and shove them in your mouth (whoa, that DID sound weird =S). Instead, ENJOY your nuts (I need to shut up now…I really do…)! Have them instead of dessert, or a small portion alongside a healthy dessert. Okay, I’m going to stop before this starts sounding even WEIRDER.
FRUITY GREEN SMOOTHIE!
We all know that green smoothies are good for us - but how do we make them so that they don’t taste like we’re drinking freshly-mown grass?
I like to add things like bananas, blueberries, apples, lemon juice and stevia to my green smoothies to make them taste like tangy fruit, rather than savoury green stuff!
In the smoothie above, I added:
- 1 ripe banana
- juice of 1/2 lemon
- 20 drops stevia
- 3 large kale leaves
- cold water
- 6 icecubes
NELLA IS IN LOVE…
…With the following favourites:
IODISED SEA SALT - I’ve FINALLY made the switch from regular processed table salt to iodised sea salt! I first had it at my boyfriend’s house, and you can really taste the difference! It tastes so light and fresh compared to normal table salt!
COCONUT MILK/CREAM - Hearing how regular supermarket milk is made these days has made me really wary of dairy (hey, that rhymes!). Apparently processed milk which we buy at the supermarkets may even have blood and infections from the cow’s teat in it, except it’s in a very very diluted state. Still - doesn’t that make you want to…*runs to get a bucket*…anyway…*comes back* I’m going to start making my yummy raw cacao drink/dessert with coconut milk/cream now =)
COCONUT OIL - I literally get anxious if I run out of this stuff! It has to be, hands down my favourite product in the whole world. I HAVE to always have it on hand! It’s the cure to everything, is absolutely delicious and doesn’t make you fat! YUM!
So go out, and buy the above, and take a goofy goober photoshoot with them like I just did!
Lemon and ginger morning detox drink! Yummy!
NELLA’S IDEAL FRIDGE/PANTRY!
NELLA’S EXERCISE AND ACTIVITIES PLAN FOR THE JANUARY SHRED!
(Just wrote a short journal entry on how today’s shred went - fitsporadical.tumblr.com)
FITSPORADICAL.TUMBLR.COM sneak peek!
You know how my boyfriend and I have our joint blog now?? Well, here’s a photo from it - we did a hike today and wrote a little journal on it! Go to fitsporadical to check it out! =D
… I presenteth to thou, the Oil of the Coconuts!
Going interstate today to compete in my ballroom dancing comp .. but I ain’t going ANYWHERE without my coconut oil!!! This stuff is amazing. It gives you so much energy and helps performance =)